Ceiling fan


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Old 03-30-18, 12:05 PM
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Ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan which works with the remote. Light and fans turn off and on.
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when i use bedroom wall switch to turn light on does not work?
Power is getting to ceiling fan as it works fine using remote but what is the issue when using wall switch?
 
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Old 03-30-18, 12:19 PM
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Best guess would be that it was never wired for that function, so either not connected/configured either at the switch or at the fan. Did it ever work from the switch?
 
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Old 03-30-18, 01:16 PM
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With the wall switch in the off position does the remote work? As Tow Guy asked, did the light or fan ever work from the wall switch. In most cases the closest outlet is controlled by the wall switch. You need to know where the power is coming from to power the fan/light.
 
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Old 03-30-18, 02:14 PM
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There are only a few manufacturers that use the "wall switch on - lights on" setup. Most fans need to have the wall switch left on and then use the remote control to turn on the lights.

You could get a second remote and mount it on the wall where the light switch is.

I have a Hunter fan and it uses the switch on - light on system.
 
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Old 03-30-18, 04:22 PM
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Most fans need to have the wall switch left on and then use the remote control to turn on the lights.
This how my system currently operates. Converted from 1st outlet switched. I then mounted a remote at the wall switch location. Lights and fan operate as separate items. What did I accomplish? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! If I used the remote at the bedside then that would be something. But I may as well just kept the switch and forgone the remote. I suppose I don't need to use the chain switches on the fan/light. That's something.
 
 

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